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elected statewide
senate
bill nelson
senate
president pre-tempore
senate
the use of filibustering
senate
marco rubio
senate
democratic majority
senate
must be at least 30
senate
must be a citizen for 9 years
senate
vice president of the US presides
senate
6 year term
senate
joe biden
senate
100 members
senate
harry reid
senate
bill posey
house
can be a member at 25
house
elected from a district
house
speaker presides
house
republican majority
house
must be a citizen for 7 years
house
2 year term
house
john boehner
house
benefits include offices, staff, income and tax deductions and a pension
both
may server on joint committee
both
The least number of members who must be present for a legislative body to conduct business; majority
Quorum
Issue a formal condemnation
Censure
A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
bill
the non-legislative power of constitution-making and the constitutional amendment process
constituents
a charge levied by government on persons or property to meet public needs
taxes
a type of veto a chief executive may use after a legislature has adjourned; when the chief executive does not sign or reject a bill within the time allowed to do so
pocket veto
a measure relating to the business of either house, or expressing an opinion; does not have the force of law and does not require the President's signature
resolution
to bring formal charges against a public official; the house of representatives has the sole power to _____ civil officers of the US
impeach
the current office holder
incumbent
the drawing of electoral district lines to the advantage of a party or group
gerrymandering
issue formal condemnation
censure
election of an officeholder by the votes of an entire governmental unit rather than by the voters of a district or subdivision
at-large election
constitutional clause that gives congress the power to make all laws "necessary and proper" for executing its powers (elastic)
necessary and proper clause
Unpopular provision added to an important bill certain to pass so that it will "ride" through the legislative process
rider
the act of lying under oath
perjury